UKBA issues clarification of changes to Tier 1 points
2nd July 2010: If you are in the UK and belong to the category of writers, composers, artists or even self-employed lawyers, you are among the ones not needing to score 100 points, according to fresh “clarification of changes to Tier 1 points” issued by the UK Border Agency
The UKBA has asserted: On 28 June, we announced that the pass mark for Tier 1 (General) will be increased from 95 points to 100 points from 19 July. We have received a number of enquires about who will be affected by this change.
If you are in the UK in one of the following categories and are applying to extend your stay in Tier 1 (General), you will need to score 95 points — Tier 1 (General), highly skilled migrant programme, writers, composers and artists, and self-employed lawyers
If you are in the UK in any other category, for example Tier 1 (Post-study work), you will need to score 100 points when you apply to switch into Tier 1 (General).
If you are applying from outside the UK, you will need to score 100 points.